Those who have been to Savannah, Georgia know there’s never a bad time to visit. This historic Southern city is famous for its year-round charm and unwavering hospitality. But if you’re in need of a quick getaway, we suggest visiting Savannah in summer. June through August is the city’s off-season and boasts warm temperatures, light crowds, and plenty of things to see and do. So pack up the kids and get ready to make some memories! Here’s how you can experience the best summer vacation in Savannah.
How to Enjoy Savannah in Summer
1. Fewer Crowds
Savannah is a beautiful city that attracts millions of visitors each year. But if you want to avoid tourist season, plan a trip here in July or August. The days are long and humid, with temperatures ranging from the low 70s to the low 90s. People typically head to the beach in search of cool breezes and the ocean, which means that the sidewalks are free of congestion! Thousands of shady trees also help with the heat and sun.
Local Tip: Savannah’s intense heat often causes thunderstorms to form, making summer the wettest time of the year. Bring a raincoat and umbrella just in case!
2. Less Expensive
Traveling on a budget? You’re in luck! Summer is one of the least expensive seasons to visit Savannah. Fewer people flocking to the city means you can usually cash in on spectacular deals. From discounted flights to accommodation specials at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, you’ll likely save a good chunk of change during this time of year.
3. Plenty to Do & See
Just because there are fewer people in town doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do! Summer is a time to let your hair down and unwind, and Savannah provides plenty of opportunities to do just that. If you have a few days to kill, take a road trip to Hilton Head Island and Wassaw Island. Or visit nearby Tybee Island, known as “Savannah’s Beach”. The historic lighthouse at the north end of the island is a must-see.
If a day at the beach isn’t in the cards, there are tons of other ways to beat the summer heat. Grab a cold one from one of Savannah’s many breweries, or relax under an umbrella at a breezy rooftop bar. You can even slip into an air-conditioned museum to learn about the city’s rich history. When the sun goes down, head to the Riverfront for a fabulous firework display on the first Friday and Saturday of each month.
Book Your Stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn
For an unforgettable family vacation in Savannah, book your stay at our historic bed and breakfast. Our cool and comforting guest rooms are the perfect places to relax after a long day in the sun! We begin each morning with a homemade Southern breakfast and offer a delicious spread of wine and hors d’oeuvres in the afternoon. Our inn is also within walking distance of River Street and many other popular Savannah attractions. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures!
Looking for more fun things to do during your stay?
Read our blog about the best Savannah summer activities!